CNET First Look
A simple GE washer with seriously complex controlsGE's $1,100 front-load washing machine can handle your laundry needs, but only if you can figure out its complicated display panel.
[MUSIC] For 1,100 bucks, I really hoped that this GE washing machine would have some advanced features, amazing performance or do something that made it stand out. But unfortunately that just wasn't the case. It wasn't a bad washer exactly but it doesn't have anything that stands out and makes it truly amazing. It has a 4.5 cubit foot capacity that's competitive with other models like this. It has enough features. You'll have all the basic stuff. But nothing that's smart, nothing that's advanced, nothing that really gives it an edge over the competition. Now, if you're looking for something that's kind of middle-of-the-road, it is Not a high end price. It's actually kinda midrange at 1100 bucks. But the one thing that really really annoys me is the display. You would think that it would have a lot of features because there's so much happening on this display panel. It's confusing. You don't know where to look. It's kind of difficult to control various functions and I really just wish that was more streamlined, especially since this model doesn't do a whole lot. If it's between this model and the competitor, I would definitely recommend the Electrolux model I distribute instead but this model is all right, if you can get pass the clutter display. [SOUND]